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Before making plans to develop policies, you should assess the current situation and the sun safety needs of your students and staff. This quick tool will help you identify your school or district’s strengths, weaknesses, and next steps for improvement.

Along with the information you gather from the assessment, you may also want to:

You can print out the assessment from this website or synthesize these and other results into a concise, easy-to-read, and attractive document to share with decision makers.

Providing School Board members and administrators with the facts they need will help them move forward to the next step: Draft a Policy.

Adapted from USDA Team Nutrition’s The Local Process: How to Create and Implement a Local Wellness Policy, and University of Southern California Prevention Solutions’ Alcohol & Drug Policy Resource Manual for Schools by Mary Ann Pentz, PhD. (Unpublished).

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